Kemar Roofe delivers verdict on new Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa

Lille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa gestures during the French Ligue 1 football match between Lille and Nantes on August 6, 2017 at Pierre Mauroy Stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq,...

Former Argentina manager Bielsa finally began work at Leeds last week.

LOSC Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa shouts to his players during the pre-season friendly match between Atalanta BC and LOSC Lille at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on July 26, 2017 in Bergamo,...

Leeds United attacker Kemar Roofe has told the club's official website that he is excited to be working under an illustrious name such as Marcelo Bielsa, following the Argentine's appointment at Elland Road.

Bielsa, 62, signed a three-year deal to replace Paul Heckingbottom at Leeds last month, and finally begun his reign at Elland Road last Monday as Leeds aim to finally end their 14-year wait for Premier League football.

Head coach Marcelo Bielsa of Athletic Club before the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club, at Vicente Calderon Stadium on August 27, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.

The Argentine brings huge pedigree with him, following spells in charge of Argentina, Lazio, Chile, Marseille and Athletic Bilbao, and has drawn huge praise from Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino in the past.

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One of last season's rare shining lights, Roofe delivered an honest, yet excited verdict on the appointment of Bielsa after a week's worth of training under the new boss - as well saying he cannot wait for pre-season to end.

“It’s exciting times, it is a big statement with a very high profile manager coming in with his staff and everyone is excited to get started and learn his way of playing," Roofe said.

“It is always going to be difficult, it is pre-season and that is what it is there for. Nobody likes it, but you have to do it, it is part of the game and hopefully the fitter we get, the better we will play."

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United and Timm Close of Norwich City compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Leeds United at Carrow Road on April 28, 2018...

Roofe impressed for Leeds last season, scoring 14 goals and adding five assists during his 39 league and cup outings - despite being used out wide and only starting 20 of those matches.

Leeds are expected to sign a new striker which may see Roofe's game time once again be from the bench, rather than in the starting line-up. But so far, the Whites have only captured Lewis Baker from Chelsea on a season-long loan.

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